Wodka Vodka Review – Initial Impressions:
Wodka Vodka is probably one of the crazier and wackier vodkas I’ve ever reviewed. If you haven’t heard of them, they are the company that has been in the news before multiple times for their “politically incorrect” billboards. There most recent billboard ran the slogan “Escort Quality, Hooker Prices“. As you can imagine, some of the Bronx residents that lived where the billboard displayed weren’t thrilled.
Personally, I think it’s hilarious. I always admire company’s willing to walk the line all for the sake of comedy. Plus it really does help to convey their message. Distilled in Poland, Wodka Vodka prides itself on being a premium vodka, at a fraction of the price. Since when did high quality vodka require charging $30 per bottle? That’s exactly the point wodka vodka brings to the consumer as they bring clean, high quality vodka at an affordable price. Let’s take a look at the shot, and see how smooth Wodka Vodka is!
Average Price: $10 per 750 mL
Distilled From: Grain (Rye), Triple Distilled
Percent Alcohol: 40%
Produced By: Panache Beverages Inc.
Wodka Vodka Review -The Shot:
My goal is to record myself take a shot of every vodka brand that I review. Why? Well, nothing describes the pain/joy of taking a shot more than looking at a persons face while he does it! So before I describe the shot, go ahead and press play to observe my immediate reaction.
Wodka Vodka has definitely surprised me in this one. First off, the shot was very smooth and rich. The crisp clean vodka slides down the throat very easily. This vodka is made with rye, which as quite a distinct flavor to it. In the past, I haven’t had the greatest experience with these types of vodkas. Wodka Vodka, however, gives the vodka just enough flavor while abstaining from too much bitterness.
There was no vodka back draft of the burn coming back up from down my throat. I didn’t feel any fumes in my nose at all. I was very happy with the shot. I realize that this is only a $10 bottle of vodka from Poland, but it definitely can compete with some top marketing name brands I’ve tried. It definitely beats anything else in it’s price range.
Shot Rating: 9/10
Wodka Vodka Review -The Mixed Drink:
For this Wodka Vodka Review, I chose to make a Vodka Cran. I like to keep my Vodka Mixed Drinks and Vodka Cocktails simple when doing reviews.
Wodka Vodka is definitely an interesting vodka for a mixed drink. I must repeat the fact that this vodka is made from rye. This grain has quite a distinct flavor and will definitely offer up a deeper flavor profile in the drink. I believe people will be split on whether they want to add such a grain into their juices and mixers. Personally, I found my vodka cran pleasant and a change of pace.
I would suggest that this be used more for martini making. With just a splash of vermouth to help balance out these deep resonant notes, this vodka could make a great bar stock for those who enjoy martinis regularly. I think most people will enjoy this different flavor profile in a vodka and should definitely give it a try.
Mixed Drink Rating: 8/10
Wodka Vodka Review -Final Thoughts:
Wodka Vodka was definitely a fun experience. From looking up the company on the internet and seeing their hilarious ads to actually tasting the quality of the vodka itself. Wodka Vodka has definitely figured something out. Priding itself on quality while still remaining affordable is at the heart of their product and I must say that they succeed.
The shot was smooth, clean, and left me without any harshness or bitterness in my mouth. There was a mild burn (as with all vodka) but it didn’t overpower you. The mixed drink was enjoyable with the rich rye flavors left to assimilate with the mixers. Rye has a strong flavor of it’s own, and may not agree with everyone. However, Wodka Vodka deserves to change your opinion on this with it’s deep comforting rye notes.
At a value of $10, Wodka Vodka has shown the world that you don’t have to charge outrageous prices to have a quality product. I would definitely recommend that everyone try them out.
Overall Rating: 9/10